Harmonica Riffs

When I first started playing harmonica, I used to walk down the street and hum little riffs. I thought it would be very cool to learn to play those riffs. So instead of copying stuff off records, I would sing or hum into a boom box and then I would copy myself on the harmonica. That made it a lot easier for me to be myself. My influences are always going to be obvious. I always wanted to have the musical command of Little Walter, but in my own way. That was one way that I got that going. – Kim

Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson Perform at SPACE in Evanston, IL.

What You Are Strong At

You figure out what you’re strong at. You can push the envelope a little bit, but you have to come in there with confidence that you can do it.

And with blues that’s not a problem. But with R&B, I’m not really an R&B singer. So when I hit stuff that’s more R&B, you really have to pick that material for me.

Blues stuff… well I can do that all day long. – Kim

Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson Perform at SPACE in Evanston, IL.